Holmesville

Consultation has concluded for this stage of the project. If you would like further information please view the Communications and Engagement Report under Related Documents.

Thank you to everyone for your ideas, feedback and contribution to Council’s recent consultation on the repurposing of the former Holmesville Tennis Court site. We have received lots of great ideas from many community members and organisations in and around Holmesville.

The project will progress under the guidance of a Community Working Group that will steer the project and continue the strong community involvement in the future of the site. The Community Working Group consists of residents and members from Mum’s Cottage, West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Sugar Valley Neighbourhood Centre and the Holmesville Progress Association.

So what does

Thank you to everyone for your ideas, feedback and contribution to Council’s recent consultation on the repurposing of the former Holmesville Tennis Court site. We have received lots of great ideas from many community members and organisations in and around Holmesville.

The project will progress under the guidance of a Community Working Group that will steer the project and continue the strong community involvement in the future of the site. The Community Working Group consists of residents and members from Mum’s Cottage, West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Sugar Valley Neighbourhood Centre and the Holmesville Progress Association.

So what does Holmesville need?

Many of the 55 submissions received included more than one suggestion for the future of the site. Importantly, of the 55 submissions, 32 included the suggestion of a community garden and 27 included a Men’s Shed.

Some local residents shared concerns about some potential uses. Those concerns have been recorded and will be considered as the project progresses.

If you would like more information about the community engagement activities or results, please view the Communications and Engagement Report under Related Documents.

The next steps

Members of the Community Working Group will be involved in the development of a plan for the future use of the site.

Council officers will continue to work with the community and will submit a report of recommendations for the future use of the site to Council later this year.

We are looking forward to working with you on this project to again make this area a valuable space for the Holmesville community to use and enjoy.

If you would like further information on this project, please contact Community Development Officer, Emma Hawke, by email ehawke@lakemac.nsw.gov.au or call 4921 0333.

Thank you for your time and valued contribution to the Holmesville project.


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CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Repurposing Holmesville Tennis Courts to a Men's Shed and Community Garden

    by Othaffa, over 4 years ago

    The West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group (WWDSNG) proposes the re-use of this site for a Men's Shed and community garden. This is part of our action plan for the district, which was developed from community consultation at our inaugural meeting. This site is particularly suitable for these activities as it is flat, surfaced, secure, and has existing amenities. The community garden in particular could be established quickly and cheaply with the addition only of raised garden beds and soil. As well as the the well documented social benefits of Men's Sheds and community gardens there are other aspects that... Continue reading

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